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Writing Assignment: Voices of Freedom Ch. 21 During the 1930’s American people mainly from the Midwest and Southwest migrated to California for several reasons one being for a better life and more job opportunities. Although California had plenty of successful agricultural work in which immigrants are needed. But, were also hated for several reasons according to the book “they are ignorant and dirty people, they are carrier of diseases, that they increase the necessity for police and the tax bill for schooling in a community” (Voice of Freedom, p.166).The migrants of the year 1930s are different from previous of immigrants who migrated to California because the foreigner’s immigrants who were Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Mexicans were encouraged to come and import as cheap labor. Foreigners workers were imported out their land without their children and everything that remained of their life was left behind arriving to California empty-handed. As to the new immigrants who were known as small farmer’s immigrants lost their own farms and are now looking for labor and often with family by their side. John Steinbeck notices the impact of the farm migration on American society. Steinbeck argues how the government doesn’t support the American farmers who are dedicated and hardworking as he does with the farm migration people. Steinbeck is a famous writer from California he is well known for his novels and stories on the lives of agricultural in California. He captures the lives of migrant farm workers during the depression by interviewing the migrants and documenting all their experiences as workers and later publishing a book. Steinbeck mentions how the government views the foreigner farmers as non-important since they come from a country where there considered a lower-class. Franklin H. Hill describes Indians as self-determination and self-government. Hill believes that the new federal policy brings Indians many benefits by respecting and recognizing their own affairs allowing Indians “unprecedented cultural autonomy”. Some benefits mention where rights in education for Indian children replacing boarding schools and increased spending on health. Indians were also allowed to use white technology and still remain their own culture as Indians giving them the opportunity to gain control of their lives again. Du Bois believed that the situation of American blacks was “critical” in the 1930s as at any previous point in the nation’s past because of how blacks Americans were being unequally treated by white Americans. White Americans were continually denying blacks political and civil rights. Although many black Americans received public assistance during depression yet they were still being discriminated by the whites. Bios abandoning his early goal as unrealistic for the future as he mentions in the book “the blacks must recognize themselves as “a nation within a nation” (Voice of Freedom, p.187). Meaning that a nation is allowed to exist by unifying together as a group improving their community and education in order to succeed in America.

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